on the 3rd of january 2016, a beginner park coaching for snowboarders and skiers organized by Action Cats took place at the Neighborhood Snowpark in the Weinebene resort in Styria near Graz. the Neighborhood Snowpark crew did all they could to provide the ladies with the best conditions possible for their camp.
the aim of the Action Cats coachings is to enable women to get to know other female riders and experience a joyful day on the mountain.
Babs Bayer was the snowboard coach of the day, taking care of the riders who were very eager to improve their park skills.
they worked on basics like 50-50 sliding the box, but also on harder tricks like boardslides. they also improved their kicker skills.
for the first time, skiers also participated in an Action Cats coaching, they received lots of pointers by skicoach Felix Ehmann.
everyone was able to learn something new.
at the end of the coaching session, all riders received a beautiful goodie bag from Blue Tomato and one lucky raffle winner was able to take home an Action Cats hoodie designed by Naja Puhan from Black Bear & White Bear.
it was a successful day for all participants with a lot of happy faces all around.
all pics can be found here.
Marie-France Roy is not only one of the best snowboarders in the world, she is also into other boardsports, such as surfing or skateboarding, and a dedicated environmental activist.
Quality of Life is a short film about MFR, where she gives us an insight into her last season, talks about producing her kickstarter campaign funded movie The Little Things (watch the trailer here), and explains her connection with nature. we can join her in the garden of her self-built home, go snowboarding with her and watch her surf with friends.
The Little Things is a non-profit snowboarding movie by Marie-France Roy, which showcases the importance of environmental activism for snowboarders. It features riders like Jeremy Jones or Gretchen Bleiler.
Available on iTunes: http://geni.us/2Og6 / Amazon: http://geni.us/37vH / Google Play: http://bit.ly/1BWXWZG
german snowboarder Nicola Thost played a big role in developing womens freestyle snowboarding. she won the halfpipe contest at the olympics in 1998 and didn’t stop winning contests after that.
in 2010, she decided to quit riding halfpipe contests. in the same year, she started an initiative called Sprungbrett to help kids and teenagers to pursue their dream of becoming pro snowboarders.
come the winter of 2014/2015, Nicola got the chance to try her hand at freeride contests. she scored a wildcard for one event of the Freeride World Tour and made her way to the finals in Verbier.
with a mix of freestyle tricks and high-speed, fluid riding, she was even able to win the legendary event in Verbier.
congrats Nicola, you keep inspiring us!
Jamie Anderson battles Klaudia Medlova at the Suzuki Nine Queens, both pull awesome stuff out of their bag of tricks: front 1080 mute versus a backside double rodeo 900 mute, the first ever landed by a female in a contest.
Hana Beaman throws it down in the backcountry!
remember though – if we normal people (read: non pros, not shooting a professional video) ride off piste, we always bring along our safety gear – beacon, probe, shovel, first aid kit – in a backpack ;)
stay safe and live to shred another day!
Lipstick Productions are back with a new full movie, right in time for the holidays, horray!
from the search for pow, to street rails, contest riding and backcountry kickers, the Lipstick Production crew has put together a solid snowboarding edit, that takes us to different locations all around the world.
riders include Ana Rumiha, Julia Baumgartner, Lisa Filzmoser, Urska Pribosic and many more.